Coconut sugar is a natural sugar derived from the liquid sap of the coconut blossoms. It’s basically coconut nectar evaporated into sugar crystals. I love using coconut sugar in my healthy recipes, especially in baking. There are three main reasons why I like to use coconut sugar…
I think salad can be enjoyed anytime of the year, there is no rule that states you can’t eat salads for winter too! This beetroot feta salad is perfect not only for this time of year, but for any time of the year. You get a little sweetness form the beetroot along with the richness the of the cheese, crunchiness of the walnuts and the fresh, crispiness from the spinach leaves…gorgeous!
This is another breakfast recipe inspired by cake! If I was ever asked this question ‘If you could only eat one cake for the rest of your life, what would it be?’ I would probably have to say ‘date and walnut cake’ even though it would be a painful decision to make since I love all and any type of cake! I have always preferred rich, dense cakes and loaves over light, spongy and creamy cakes.
If you think salads are boring, then you more than anyone need to try this recipe! There was a time when I thought salads were boring, but that was mainly because I never experimented. My salads always consisted of tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce…that’s it! And even though there is nothing wrong with that combination but as you can imagine, it did eventually become so boring!
There is no denying that winter has arrived. The joys of numb toes, fingers and in my case, a very red nose.
I felt the cold, crisp air hit me this morning more than ever! But I’m not sad about it, on the contrary, I’m one of those people who embraces the cold season and actually looks forward to it. The only things I’m not keen on is the shorter days, the increased rain probability and…weight gain! I’ve already put on 2kg and it’s not even Christmas yet! *sigh*
On most evening, I like making quick and simple recipes, like these healthy tuna patties. All you need to do is chop a few ingredients, mix everything in one bowl, shape into patties and shallow fry for a few minutes and you’ll have a tasty and satisfying meal. You can eat these tuna patties on their own with a side salad and sweet potato fried, or you can turn it into a burger with layers of tomato, lettuce, a slice of cheese and a drizzle of Sriracha…perfect!
If you’ve never tried, or even heard of chia pudding then you’re in for a treat! Some may say that chia seeds have been over-hyped the past year or so, which may be true but with good reasons.
I know quite a few people who wish they could have cake all day everyday, including myself. I must admit it is nice knowing I’m not the only one out there with a cake obsession. But let’s face it, this is a healthy food blog and I am trying to promote a healthier lifestyle so cake for breakfast is out of the question, but no one said anything about not eating cake flavoured oatmeal!
There are so many dairy free milk alternatives out there nowadays and although I’m not vegan and I do consume dairy, I still like to play around with dairy free milk alternatives like almond milk which I use in a lot of my recipes.
Since the weather is fast becoming colder here in the UK, I’m slowly turning away from my beloved overnight oats and towards more warm and comforting breakfasts. Oatmeal/porridge is always a good breakfast option for those cold, gloomy mornings. But what if you don’t even have time to prepare that?